2nd Annual Dye Day
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 21 in Aylesbury, Saskatchewan..the town after Craik ..for our Second Annual DYE DAY!!!
Everyone is invited to come to this event.
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: Community Hall in Aylesbury, 119 Queen Street. Note: Google Maps has this in the wrong location (as of 9/11/19) so it is best to use the coordinates in this link. Apple Maps has the correct information. The street number is visible above the front door of the building when seen from Queen Street.
There will be several dye stations.
- Silk Tie Dying, about 8 or 9 silk ties are needed for this. Silk blank scarves are available to purchase for about $15.00. You need to supply the ties. If you have other silk material to use for the base, that will work as well.
- Shibori Dying. We will have cotton hemmed squares of about 30 30 inches available to purchase for $4.00 each. You can also bring whatever else you would like to dye as well. Bring Cotton yarn for tying, elastics, clamps , whatever resists you choose.
- There will be another dye pot for use. You could bring a warp for painting....brushes, little containers are needed.
Potluck lunch so please bring something to share.
This is a fun day to muck around and meet wonderful fibre people from the Provincial Weavers and Spinners group. You do not have to be a member to come.
Spinning wheels are welcome.
Please call Shelley Hamilton 306-244-5641 for more information and/or confirm your attendance.
When? April 17-19, 2020
Where? Queen’s House of Retreats in Saskatoon. Location is 601 Taylor St. W. It is on the riverbank and has lovely grounds for a walk.
Our Retreat is called “Celebrating Indigenous Roots” and will focus on Metis and First Nation textiles. Keynote Speaker Audrey Dreaver, a First Nations Artist, will speak about historical Indigenous textiles in her presentation "Beyond Beads and Feathers-Indigenous Weaving Traditions". The Gabriel Dumont Institute staff will guide a tour of their impressive collection of Metis artefacts. There will be workshops on beading by a First Nations artist and fingerweaving with a Gabriel Dumont staff member. Another planned workshop is on dyeing with silk ties. Not Indigenous themed but very fun and easy. Another workshop on creative spinning is also planned.
We are in the process of developing a brochure but here is a brief summary of events
- Silent auction-donated fiber, book and equipment or other treasures, all proceeds go to SWS Fashion show.
- Baby Blanket Challenge-these will be donated to Ronald McDonald House or Crisis Nursery.
- ”Show and Tell” –we will have several scheduled times for each guild or non-guild person and each guild can have a designated area to display work.
- An area for visiting, spinning and a vendor area.
- Tea Towel Exchange.
These events are great socializing and inspiring experiences. We encourage you to register; overall fees are yet to be set but will be in the range of $250.